Swedish inspired daybed, a new Maine classic.

Local is Good, Maine is Better

A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE PASSED DOWN FOR GENERATIONS

As a Maine native, and a member of a multi-generational family of hard working, innovative, and resourceful stock, I find myself attracted to products and trades people who share a common lineage or those who have made Maine home for the same reasons. (read more/view inspiration images . . . )

Indian print paired with a classic floral pattern.

Fabrics That Inspire Design

TEXTILES ARE OFTEN THE ENERGETIC FOCAL POINT OF OUR INTERIORS

One of the most enjoyable parts of my work is discovering and working with beautiful fabrics and then employing them in a variety of ways on our interior design projects. (read more/view inspiration images . . . )

Dramatic fireplace wall in this mid century inspired interior.

Mid Century Modern Re-Envisioned

THINK CLEAN, OPEN AND AIRY WHEN DOWNSIZING YOUR LIFESTYLE

I recently had the opportunity to help my good friend Kevin Thomas, of Maine Home and Design and MAINE magazines with his single level mid century ranch. (read more/view inspiration images . . . )

Simple tools demonstrating "form follows function.

Simple Beauty, Clean Lines

Mixing Shaker and Scandinavian styles creates good Maine design

I find myself often drawn to the simple beauty found in both Shaker and Scandanavian design. Both embrace clean lines and a simplicity that brings calm to any surrounding. (read more/view inspiration images . . . )

A large banquet seating area for intimate relaxation.

A Cook’s Dream

A comfortable place to eat, converse and enjoy each other’s company

Imagining the activities that take place in your kitchen during a typical day is vital to the success of a well-designed kitchen. (read more/view inspiration images . . . )

NanaWall system opens kitchen to outdoors.

Inside Outside

Creating Rooms to Experience the Outdoors, Inside

As the summer season approaches we are reminded once again of our love for the outdoors. I am constantly drawn to bringing the outside in and the inside out. Why not design our living spaces with this in mind year round? (read more/view inspiration images . . . )

A modern version of classic barn door hardware.

The Appeal Of Modern Hardware

Clean Lines with a nod to the classics

I am constantly drawn to the clean lines of modern hardware. It seems however, that no matter how modern the design, that the most successful designs nod to more classic traditional counterparts. Often what gives a piece of hardware a modern twist is in the finish or by simply streamlining the contours. (read more/view inspiration images . . . )

Tranquil summer get-away boathouse.

Coastal Maine Boathouse

For a life well lived

I am most happy when I am given the opportunity to channel my inner Mainer. Growing up I spent many hours in houses much like this one built on the docks. They were built from what was at hand. Often bits and pieces of lumber and hardware washed up by the sea. (read more/view inspiration images . . . )

Light White Industrial

White offers calm and focus

I am constantly lured by white. Since white is the extreme end of the visual spectrum (in terms of both hue and shade), and since white objects–such as clouds, snow and flowers–appear often in nature, it has frequent symbolism. Human culture has many references to white, often related to purity and cleanness, (read more/view inspiration images . . . )